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The film contains bloody scenes of murder, sexually suggestive situations involving prostitution, and two instances of crude language. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or ...
The Akuarel database was developed in partnership with the Motion Picture Association of America. The site is built and hosted by the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA). Akuarel will be free for users, IndieWire reported. Studios nd industry executives will pay a subscription to access ...

“Tomb Raider,” a Warner Bros. release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for “sequences of violence and action, and for some language.” Running time: 118 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. ___. MPAA Definition of PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may ...
“Love, Simon,” a Twentieth Century Fox release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for “thematic elements, sexual references, language and teen partying.” Running time: 110 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. ___. MPAA definition of PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned.
... Blumhouse, has become synonymous with contemporary R-rated horror. Now he has proven — so long as he doesn't have more sinister sequels for “Benji” planned — that he can raise loveable beasts from the dead, too. “Benji,” a Netflix release, is not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.
The system was created and is enforced by a trade association representing Hollywood studios called the Motion Picture Association of America, and it is deeply, perhaps irreparably, flawed. In addition to disproportionately punishing sex and female pleasure over violence (as covered in the 2006 ...

The Motion Picture Association of America and the streaming behemoth Netflix, which just signed Mr. Murphy to an exclusive producing deal reportedly worth $300 million, filed an amicus brief urging the appellate court to reverse the trial judge's decision—an unusual alliance in a universe of legacy ...
In 1934, the Motion Picture Association of America adopted a Production Code that suppressed representations of sex and violence. In the years before the code began to be enforced, filmmakers frequently depicted sexual coercion on the big screen. Many of these films took place in a Depression-era ...
Last week, President Donald Trump responded to the horrific shootings in Parkland, Florida, by wondering whether there should perhaps be some sort of “ratings system” in place to evaluate simulated violence in video games and films. Luckily, the Motion Picture Association of America (or M.P.A.A.) ...
Bruce Willis stars in a scene from the movie "Death Wish." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. (CNS photo/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures) ...
When you juxtapose that fact against what the Motion Picture Association of America says is “an average of 600 movies [that] are created in the US every year,” with only roughly 15 or so in the past 40+ years depicting Black Love—Houston we have a problem. But hopefully not one that the Love Doctor ...
The ESRB, the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) all have rating systems for a reason. They've been in place for decades. We should use them. However, one size does not fit all. As mentioned earlier, I played M-rated video games and ...
Trump did not acknowledge that in the U.S., video games and movies are already issued ratings based on their violence, language, and mature content by the Entertainment Software Rating Board and Motion Picture Association of America, respectively. His comments on video game violence were met ...
Hollywood studios that say they can't find actors or filmmakers of color to headline blockbuster movies now have a solution to their problem, thanks in part to #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign. On Thursday night, the attorney and social media marketer will attend a Washington reception to celebrate the ...
Lynn Bo Bo/Epa/REX/Shutterstock. Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin touched down in Berlin to highlight the partnerships between U.S. film studios and European partners and blasted plans for a digital single market and the creeping rise of piracy. Related.
"Black Panther," a Walt Disney Co. release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for "prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture." Running time: 134 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. ___. Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/ ...
The Motion Picture Association of America, the American Booksellers Association and the Entertainment Software Association all filed similar briefs asking the courts to toss the lawsuit. Courts have long granted traditional art forms like literature, movies and television shows as protected forms of speech.

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The spotlight shines brightly on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour" (Focus), a historical drama about political leadership and backroom intrigue during a pivotal moment of World War II. Churchill (1874-1965) was 65 years old and, it was thought, in the twilight of ...
According to the Motion Picture Association of America, the number of frequent African-American moviegoers (attends one or more movies a month) increased to 5.6 million in 2016, up from 3.8 million in 2016. At the same time, black consumers made up 15% of moviegoers, while comprising just 12% of the ...
Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand star in a scene from the movie "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult ...
Timothee Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg star in a scene from the movie "Call Me by Your Name." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
... lovingly made marmalade sandwich won't fix, and it'll be sure to leave kids and adults smiling and even wiping a few tears away at the end. Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer. “Paddington,” a Warner Bros. release, is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for “some action and mild rude humor.
But for an audience seeking fluffy, escapist, country music-tinged romance, it'll hit a sweet spot. And local viewers will want to keep an eye out for Newburyport native Judith Hoag, who is part of the cast. "Forever My Girl," from LD Entertainment, is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for ...
Michael Shannon and Chris Hemsworth, facing camera, star in a scene from the movie “12 Strong.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. CNS photo/Warner ...
Maurice Compte and Gerard Butler star in a scene from the movie "Den of Thieves." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. (CNS photo/STX ...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. and the Motion Picture Association of America exemptions from hours-of-service regulations pertaining to the electronic logging device mandate. According to an announcement scheduled for publication in the ...
FMCSA also announced Friday it is exempting carriers and drivers in the Motion Picture Association of America from the ELD mandate for at least five years. MPAA filed a request with FMCSA in October seeking the exemption, saying its drivers often work for different studios and production companies, who ...
Former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) has joined Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer as a senior counsel. Dodd left the Motion Picture Association of America last September after serving as its CEO since 2011. Prior to that, he served five terms in the Senate and three terms in the House. Squire Patton Boggs ...
Former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), who last year stepped down from leading the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), has joined the ranks of former lawmakers at K Street firms. Dodd has joined Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer as senior counsel, the firm announced on Tuesday evening. “Senator ...
The Motion Picture Association of America released economic figures today culled from an analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 report — only made available in late 2017 — which shows that the American film and TV industry accounted for supporting 2.1 million jobs and 400,000 local ...
The American film and television industry continues to be a key driver of the US economy, adding high quality domestic jobs and paying out $49 billion (€40bn) to local businesses across the country, according to the most recent economic figures released by the Motion Picture Association of America ...
The American film and television industry paid out $49 billion to local businesses across the country in 2016, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA, which represents the six major studios, announced on Tuesday that the film and television industry supported 2.1 million jobs in ...
The Motion Picture Association of America reported in 2016 that the U.S./Canada box office revenue was $11.4 billion, up 2 percent from $11.1 billion in 2015, a relatively flat number since 2009. The preliminary numbers for 2017 show a decline both in terms of number of tickets sold and revenue.
Knowing that no one gives up power voluntarily, Lauzen would like to see the Motion Picture Association of America create an independent organization to oversee hiring goals for the major studios, talent agencies and production companies. She would also like those goals to be mandatory. Maybe then ...
... most famously the early Mickey Mouse cartoon Steamboat Willie. The law was controversial at the time—though it didn't go as far as copyright supporters like the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) then-president, Jack Valenti, hoped for—and still receives frequent criticism for preventing the ...
Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in a scene from the movie "The Post." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS photo/Fox) See ...
Bob Barchiesi, president of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition. James C. Greenwood, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. Charles H. Rivkin is the CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America. Cary Sherman is the chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry ...
To find out, we talked to groups on both sides of the nation's copyright debate—to digital rights advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge and to industry groups like the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America. To our surprise ...
Hugh Jackman stars in a scene from the movie "The Greatest Showman." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.(CNS photo/Fox) ...
During a keynote in Hong Kong Tuesday, the new MPAA boss made the case for Asia Pacific as a vital bright spot for theatrical filmgoing in a global industry beset by challenges. Marking his first official trip to the region as the Motion Picture Association of America's new chairman and CEO, Charles Rivkin ...
Lin Shaye stars in a scene from the movie "Insidious: The Last Key." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS photo/Universal) See ...
So for the overall message of the film -- "Live your own life" -- plus the rich animation and the completely looney McKinnon, we have one word: Ole! "Ferdinand," a 20th Century Fox release, is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for "rude humor, action and some thematic elements.
Six months before Pirate Bay's office in Sweden was raided in 2006, a November 2005 cable (page 1) from the US embassy in Sweden relayed details of a meeting between US Ambassador Miles T. Bivins, Hollywood's Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Sweden's Anti-Piracy Bureau.
John Boyega and Gwendoline Christie star in a scene from the movie "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for ...
“The Post,” a 20th Century Fox release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for “for language and brief war violence.: Running time: 115 minutes. Three stars out of four. ___. MPAA Definition of PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. ___.
During a keynote in Hong Kong Tuesday, the new MPAA boss made the case for Asia Pacific as a vital bright spot for theatrical filmgoing in a global industry beset by challenges. Marking his first official trip to the region as the Motion Picture Association of America's new chairman and CEO, Charles Rivkin ...
COLUMBUS — Both the U.S. Constitution and the Ohio Constitution guarantee freedom of speech and expression. If an individual wants to speak out on an issue of public concern, they are free to do so, short of libel or slander. For years, however, corporations and other entities with access to capital and ...
The six major studios released 139 films last year compared with 189 in 2007, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. Movies are essentially a stagnant business, with global box-office revenues up just 1 per cent last year and US home-entertainment revenues down 7 per cent, according to ...
Source: Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Does consumer discrimination in these markets explain the under representation of female and nonwhite actors in Hollywood films? We analyzed the potential gender and racial biases from the consumer side through their influence on box office revenue, ...
Did you really think you wouldn't get ripped off during a visit to Coney Island? "Wonder Wheel," an Amazon Studios release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America "for thematic content including some sexuality, language and smoking." Running time: 101 minutes. One star out of four.


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